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Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

Caribbean Cup semifinals set

Brooklyn: The semifinal round in the New York Caribbean Cup, playing at Jefferson Sports Complex in Flatlands, Brooklyn, gets under way on Sunday, Aug. 30. Comment.

Fraser-Pryce, Bolt take 100-meter

Jamaica: Jamaica’s sprint dominance continued on Sunday. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

WICB yet to make radical changes

Sports: A ruling by the Supreme Court in India aimed at shaking-up the administration of cricket in that country should give fresh momentum to a move for radical changes to the operations of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), a former chairman of the governance committee for West Indies cricket has said. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Liberty honors ‘disqualified’ boys hoops team

Sports: NEW YORK (AP) _ Kymora Johnson just wanted to play basketball. The 10-year-old girl was thrown into the spotlight earlier this month when her youth team from Virginia was disqualified from a basketball tournament because she played in it. Johnson’s the lone girl on the boys’ team, the Charlottesville Cavaliers. Comment.

Players set for US Open

Sports: While Serena Williams didn’t live up to expectations to be the winner of the recent Rogers Cup in Canada, she still feels confident that she will enter the upcoming women’s singles portion of the United States Open Tennis Championships. Comment.

Windies team fails to qualify

Caribbean: The West Indies team is officially out of the Champions Trophy in 2017 after the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) was unable to convince any other Test playing nation to provide an opening to allow the regional team to qualify for the tournament. Comment.

MARTINS REVIVES SOUNDERS

Sports: Two of the most successful MLS clubs, the Seattle Sounders and Orlando City Lions, with sellout crowds of more than 30,000 fans at every home game, met last Sunday in Seattle and gave fans a thriller. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

Joseph Root tops ICC batting

Sports: England’s Joseph Edward Root tops the International Cricket Council’s batting chart by moving up from number three to number one. Root had scored 443 runs and averaging 73.83 so far in the Ashes Series with four Test matches completed. Comment.

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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

RED BULLS SWEEP NY

Brooklyn: The third and final edition of the ‘Hudson River’ derbies was a duplicate of the first two matches in many ways: it was another eclectic atmosphere, another deliriously enthusiastic sellout crowd and a similar result — the New York Red Bulls defeated New York City FC, this time by a 2-0 margin. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

Bravo sings for his supper

Caribbean: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo further diversified career recently when he signed with Los Angeles international company Venus Music Group. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015

Hoopsters play at Greenwich Village

Sports: Basketball players and fans of all ages from kids to senior citizens jammed one park, and some of them brought their own chairs, in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan during the summer to engage in a basketball league whether as spectators or players to takein some of the action. Comment.

DERBY CLASH

Sports: The third and final edition of the local ‘Hudson River’ derby between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC kicks off at 7 pm on Sunday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison (NJ), and based on the increasingly competitive atmosphere in the past games, this third matchup promises to be a dandy. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Red Steel is CPL champ

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel was crowned the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 champion when the team defeated the Barbados Tridents at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad on Sunday, July 26. Comment.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Windies Cricket Legends in NY

Caribbean: A team of West Indies Cricket Legends, spearheaded by the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers, will be heading to New York to attend a star-studded reception and play two Twenty20 matches. Comments (1).

Stars shine in Manhattan

People: A good way to stay in shape for a basketball player to enter his next level, no matter what it is, is to practice hard individually and / or compete on a team and try to make the best it. Comment.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

JAMAICA LOSES FINAL

Sports: The Jamaican Men’s National Team — the first Caribbean squad to play in a CONCACAF Gold Cup final, in the 13th year of the tournament in the Gold Cup format — lost to Mexico, 3-1, in the 2015 Gold Cup on Sunday, July 26, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in front of a capacity crowd of 68,930. Comment.

Friday, July 24, 2015

MEXICO DEFEATS COSTA RICA

Sports: Seventy-three thousand fans at MetLife Stadium (Rutherford, NJ) last Sunday night, July 19, and a worldwide audience of millions saw an abhorrent act by fans during the Mexico-Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal game. Comment.

Barbados Tridents lead CPL points table

Trinidad and Tobago: With the six participating teams in the Hero Caribbean Premier League, the Barbados Tridents top the points table after 10 games with 12 points. Comment.

Reid’s team debuts in league

Queens: Dave Reid is the head basketball coach of a team in the Lincoln Park area of Queens. His squad, mainly from the South Ozone Park area of Queens, New York, is one of 60 teams competing in the Child’s Play League whose games are contested outdoors at the PS 127 playground in East Elmhurst. Comment.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gwendolyn O’Neil: Ladder of success

Guyana: At 5 am every day the alarm clock sounds and the five-time Boxing World Champion Gwendolyn O’Neil daily devotion begins. Comment.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gayle slams 105 runs in 57 balls

Sports: Chris Gayle played a swashbuckling innings at the Sabina Park Grounds in Jamaica against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in the Hero Caribbean Premier League 2015. Comment.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Windies in tri-series

Caribbean: The West Indies team will participate in a tri-series against Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Zimbabwe in August and September this year. This was confirmed by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in a media release last week following a board of directors quarterly meeting at the Accra Beach Hotel in Barbados. Comment.

Friday, July 17, 2015

GOLD CUP

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean teams so far are getting a big kick out of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament as three of the four participants — Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago — have qualified for the quarterfinal round. Cuba, hit by several player-defections, was eliminated with a pointless record in its two games, with only Guatemala to play. Comment.

Attention hoop buffs!

Sports: One does not have to be a player to sit among the crowd and catch exciting basketball regardless of age during the hot summer months. The players who compete, especially in the high school division in such a league are capable of being the possible stars of tomorrow. Comment.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Winning goal for heroines & FIFA

New York: New York City proved the best venue for showcasing a positive aspect to International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) and the athletic women champions who won their third World Cup recently. Comment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

T&T tops Cuba, will advance at Gold Cup

Sports: GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Sheldon Bateau and Andre Boucaud scored goals for Trinidad and Tobago in its 2-0 victory over Cuba on Sunday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Comment.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Dwayne Bravo creates history

Caribbean: West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo created history when he became both the first Trinidad and Tobago national and first ever cricketer to be nominated in any category in the prestigious ESPY Awards in the USA. Comment.

Knicks strive to move up

New York: Jerian Grant was known to be a scorer for Notre Dame during his four-year college career. He also can play at other positions on the court and be more of putting the ball in the hoop. Comment.

WORLD CHAMPION

Sports: The USA national team became the first to win the Women’s World Cup three times when it defeated defending champion and old nemesis Japan, 5-2, last Sunday in Vancouver, British Colombia. Comment.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Warner hires legal team

Trinidad and Tobago: Former FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner has hired a team of attorneys, including British Queen’s Counsel Edward Fitzgerald to fight his extradition to the United States. Comment.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DERBY DAY

Sports: Last Sunday, June 28, 2015, marks a remarkable day for soccer in the USA. The only two games played on this day – one on the Atlantic Coast and the other on the Pacific Coast – reflect the heights of popularity the game has achieved from coast to coast, from New York to Portland. It is further evidence of soccer’s rapidly growing staying power. Comment.

West Indies in need of a quality Test captain

Sports: Denesh Ramdin’s captaincy may be soon coming to an end after so many ill decisions that caused the team havoc in almost every aspect of captaincy. Former West Indies Test Captain Darren Sammy was not the best of captains either but he had a clever manner in which he created team unity in pursuit of one common goal. Comment.

Nets seek help up front

Sports: In a sense, the sport of basketball is an all-year round activity. With now being summer, the teams belonging to the National Basketball Association already completed its draft of college players. The coaches are already talking about the free agency market to improve their teams. Comment.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DERBY CLASH

Sports: The second edition of the local derby between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC kicks off on Sunday at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx (5 pm, ESPN2) and adding to the intrigue of this local rivalry is the reversal of fortunes of the MLS teams involved. Comment.

Hoop league in full swing

Sports: Now that the National Basketball Association schedule is over, most of the attention goes on building for next season and the free agent market during the off season. Comment.

Tridents defeat Amazon Warriors

Caribbean: The Caribbean Premier League started in flying colors with the Tridents defeating the Guyana Amazon Warriors. The Tridents scored 158 runs for 6 wickets in their 20 overs with captain Kieron Pollard scoring 48 runs from 26 balls. Comment.